Best Practices for Growing Congregations

Join us on Pentecost Sunday, May 24, and be inspired by Pastor Phil Hirsch!  Pastor Hirsch is Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Evangelical Mission in our Metro D.C. Synod.  His focus is on evangelism, stewardship and ministry with people living in poverty.  He will be our preaching and presiding minister that morning.  During the adult education hour, he will share with us the best practices of growing congregations in the Metro D.C. Synod.

Pr. Hirsch went to Susquehanna University and then received a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago in 1990.   He earned a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio in 1997 in preaching with a focus on alleviating violence in the inner city.  He was awarded a Leadership Grant from the Lily Foundation to continue his work and study in South Africa in 1998.

Pr. Hirsch served as pastor in Camden, New Jersey and, most recently at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fairfax, Virginia.  He has served as a Synod Council member, Conference Dean, Candidacy Committee member, Chair of the Division for Ministry, Colleague Group Leader for First Call Theological Education and he worked with the Burned Churches Project of the National Council of Churches.

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Get Ready for Bible Baseball

Each Spring our Pre-K thru High School Students show off the knowledge they’ve gained thru the year in a rousing game of “Bible Baseball.”   This fun filled event includes Team Spirit,  “Phone a Friend” for those who need help with the answers, and of course hotdogs and popcorn!   Watch the “Christian Ed Chronicles,” sent home with Sunday School Students, for sample questions of what will be “thrown” at Bible Baseball!

This year Bible Baseball will be held on Sunday, June 7 at 9:45 am in the Commons!

Festival Orchestra

Our ensembles of volunteer church members and friends have become a glorious part of holy days.

A huge "Thank You" to all of our friends who joined together to make joyful music for the Easter Worship.  

 

Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week & Easter Schedule at Holy Trinity

Sunday, April 9, 9:30 am ~ Palm Sunday Worship

10:45 am Sunday School for all ages

Thursday, April 13, 7:30 pm ~ Maundy Thursday Worship

Friday, April 14, 12:00 noon & 7:30 pm ~ Good Friday Worship

Sunday, April 16, 7:00 am & 9:30 am ~ Easter Festival Worship

Easter Breakfast ~ 7:30 am to 10:30 am

All are invited to join us Easter Sunday morning for a full breakfast in the Commons

Children’s Choir Musical

 

The Children’s Choirs of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church present

The Old Testament Fast Forward

by Tom Long & Allen Pote

Sunday, March 22  ~ 8:30 am &11:00am ~ as part of our Worship Services
Sunday, March 15 ~ 3:30 pm ~ Village at Orchard Ridge, Winchester, VA

“The Old Testament is really a library of books — law, history, poetry, wisdom, and prophecy—written in two languages by dozens of inspired authors.  Viewed through Christian eyes, the story it tells begins with creation and moves through human sin and God’s great plan of redemption — a plan that included nearly 2000 years preparing the Hebrew people for a coming savior.

The Old Testament Fast Forward begins with the comic notion that this epic history can be recounted in ten minutes.  In fact, the musical presents many of our foundational faith stories in a light-hearted way.  We tried to preserve, however, the great themes of that history —God’s unending love for us despite our fallen natures, and God’s long-standing covenant with a Chosen People — ultimately fulfilled in the Messiah.”   

— Tom Long and Allen Pote

The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Children’s Choir is made up of 20 children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.   The children provide musical offerings to Holy Trinity Worship services approximately once a month, and present a musical each spring.   The group rehearses each Wednesday night November through April as part of Holy Trinity’s Wednesday Night, LIVE! (WNL) program.   WNL is an intergenerational ministry for adults and children. The evening provides an informal atmosphere to grow in faith and experience Christian fellowship thru shared meals, Children’s Choirs, Adult Choir, Middle School & High School Chimes and various outreach efforts. 

Midweek Lenten Worship

Making Change

Change is a constant in our lives. Some changes mark gradual transitions, as when daytime shifts toward twilight or winter turns to spring. Others happen in the blink of an eye, separating time into “before” and “after”. We choose to undergo some changes after carefully considering our options, while others are forced upon us.

In the weeks, days, and hours before Jesus’ crucifixion, the disciples also experienced change: a change of venue as the gates of Jerusalem approached; a change of plans as their long-awaited Messiah was arrested and tried; a change of circumstance as the crowds shouted “Crucify!”

Join us on Wednesdays in Lent at 12:00 noon as we reflect on our discipleship and the constant of change.

Following worship we will enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread.

Pastor Margrethe Kleiber

Lent 1 ~ February 25 ~ Change of Season

Lent 2 ~ March 4 ~ Change of Habit

Lent 3 ~ March 11 ~ Change of Circumstances

Lent 4 ~ March 18 ~ Change of Heart

Lent 5 ~ March 25 ~ Change of Plans

VBS

Check back in the spring for information about our 2018 VBS!

Vacation Bible School at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Rising Pre-K thru 5th graders

Join us for  Storytelling,  Crafts, Games, Snacks, and  Music!

Junior Crew   

A special program for rising 6th graders:

  • Includes opportunities to learn leadership skills.
  • Provides hands on experience volunteering in different aspects of Vacation Bible School.
  • Incorporates Bible learning and age appropriate crafts.
  • $20 registration fee covers cost of t-shirt and art material

Youth and Adult Volunteers

Choose from a variety of volunteer positions including Craft Leader / Assistant, Story Teller / Assistant, Snack Leader / Assistant, Recreation Assistant, Crew Leader / Assistant, Nursery, or Office Assistant.